Building a thriving and resilient community.

We are a community foundation helping people and nonprofits make a lasting positive impact on our county through charitable investing and grant-making. Working at the intersection of generosity and opportunity, we’re a team of local citizens committed to making our home a place where people will want to live, work, and grow for generations to come.

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Access a variety of giving tools to achieve your charitable goals. Our simple, personalized approach can put your assets to work for our community while realizing the greatest tax advantages for you.

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Education is the key to a brighter future for our local students, and our community. We make it easier for both donors and scholarship recipients to contribute in their own way to a thriving Clinton County.

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By handling essential administrative functions, we enable charitable organizations to focus on capturing every opportunity to advance their mission and make an enduring impact on our community.

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Let us partner with you to give your clients options for charitable giving with a local impact. Confidently offer tax-efficient philanthropic strategies from a local, nationally accredited charitable foundation.

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What is a community foundation?

Community foundations are tax-exempt charitable organizations that are dedicated to improving the lives of people in a defined local geographic area. They bring together the financial resources of individuals, families, and businesses to support effective nonprofits in their communities and play a key role in identifying and solving community problems.

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Our Brand Revealed

The Clinton County Foundation articulates its brand, building on 35 years of charitable investing and local grantmaking…


HealthFirst: Grants Awarded and New Funding Cycle to Open

With its first funding cycle of the year complete, HealthFirst awarded grants to seven local organizations…

“We are so grateful for community support, such as The Legacy Fund and HealthFirst of Clinton County, who funded our paving and healthy living projects, through the Clinton County Foundation.”
Bruce Saunders, co-founder and chairperson of the Clinton County Trails Coalition
Clinton County Foundation’s Southern State Community College Nursing ScholarshipRecipient, Vanessa, Adult Learner

A Second Chance to Make a Difference

Vanessa is no stranger to hard work and tough challenges. Having raised four children, with the youngest now in college, and beating breast cancer, the last thing Vanessa ever considered was returning to school.

Boy in stream photo at top of page: courtesy of Wilmington News Journal

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